I began my hardcover tour on January 9th, and it’s been an amazing experience. I’ve had the the opportunity to meet book lovers from Boston to Florida, and from Savannah to La Jolla. Each city, each event, and each person I meet touches my life in a unique and memorable way. To say I’m grateful for the experiences is an understatement. Below are some pictures of my journey.
And here I am with my girlfriend Marlane at Barnes & Noble in Cincinnati
Event at the Hudson Library & Historical Society - sponsored by Liz Murphy (shown on left) owner of The Learned Owl
With Page and Pallette bookseller and friend, Emily Bell. We had a blast!
With Jill Hendrix, owner of Fiction Addiction in N.C.
With Kathy Roberts (Bermudaonion’s Weblog) Kathy is now a terrific girlfriend!
This is a shadow box that my dear friend, Suz Percival from Naples, Florida, made for me! Inside is a quote from my book (when Miz Obee pilfers marbles off the game board at the nursing home), and there’s a picture of Savannah where CeeCee walked on one of her many journeys through downtown. And yes … those are real marbles! I just love this and will cherish it forever. Thank you Suz!
Here I am with my girlfriend Welenia Foster in Savannah!
We had a fabulous time together and I’m looking forward to seeing Welenia again.
This is a picture of my girlfriend, Gigi, and me at the ALA Conference in Boston.
And this is my girlfriend Mary (she and Gigi are friends and drove in to see me)
Friends! (L to R) Shawnee, Shauna, Steve, and Marlane
More friends! (L to R) Sally, Suzie, Lori
Fun in Marietta, Georgia!
Author event in beautiful Hudson, Ohio
And here I am at the American Library Association Winter Conference
with Dawn, the owner of the popular book blog, She Is Too Fond Of Books
Here I am in Alabama at the Page and Palette Bookstore
with truly great Southern gals
This picture was taken at Books & Company in Dayton, Ohio on the night
I learned that Saving CeeCee Honeycutt had just become a New York Times bestseller
This is my friend Lesa who came to my author event in Plano, TX. We had a terrific time!
Here I am with Lesa Holstine who hosted a wonderfulevent for me in Glendale, Arizona
called Authors At The Teague. Lesa and I
have become great friends and I’m sad that we live so far apart.
This picture was taken at a charming bookstore in Southern Pines, North Carolina
called The Country Bookshop
I spent a wonderful afternoon in Los Angeles, California at the Ladies, Lunch, & Literacy Luncheon
This picture was taken at my author event in the gorgeous Mercantile Library in Cincinnati, Ohio
My new friend, bookseller Emily Bell at the 2009 SIBA Trade Show